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Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Are you up-to-date on the important developments in federal civil practice and the implications of these developments for your cases? At Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2015, a distinguished faculty of trial lawyers and judges will review and offer their insights into significant recent developments in the law.  The program will focus on the application of these developments for best pretrial and trial practices. ...

Asset Based Financing Strategies 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Asset based financing is a key source of credit for small and medium-size companies and for some larger, publicly traded companies as well. In contrast to equity financing where ownership in the company is diluted, asset-based financing allows companies to borrow funds against their own assets as collateral to generate cash for working capital and capital acquisitions.In structuring these loans, lenders rely on their collateral ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2015 - Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Videogames & Software Apps; Personal Management & Agency Contracts; Building an Entertainment Law Practice; Ethics

Seminar  Seminar

Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of delivery.What you will learnDay 1 - Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Videogames & Software Apps; Personal Management & Agency ContractsThe morning session will address high-level ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2015 - Sound Recordings; Music Publishing

Seminar  Seminar

Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of delivery.What you will learnDay 2 - Sound Recordings; Music PublishingThe morning will be geared toward a basic understanding of an artist-record company agreement with a mock negotiation as the format, and will address current issues and ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2015 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film

Seminar  Seminar

Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of delivery.What you will learnDay 3 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment & Sports Litigation; FilmThe morning will provide an overview of book publishing agreements and current developments in the publishing industry, ...

Ethics for Government Lawyers 2015

Seminar  Seminar

What you will learn: The scope and application of the attorney-client privilege in the public sector Ethics rules that apply to government lawyers Understanding who the client is The interaction between ethics rules and other regulations that affect government lawyers Transitioning between the private and public sectors

Doing Deals 2015: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The M&A market has returned to a period of increased activity, characterized by the reemergence of larger transactions.   In addition to large deals, the market has also seen a flurry of cross-border “inversion” transactions (which have been slowed by recent regulatory action), as well as spin-offs and a record number of activist campaigns. Continued high levels of M&A litigation is also giving ...

Basic Immigration Law 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program will explain the basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure, and discuss current developments and trends, including a legislative update on immigration reform.  You will receive a course handbook with articles by leading practitioners and sample documents and forms to assist you in your practice.  What You Will Learn An overview of U.S. immigration law, including current developments and ...

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Leases can be a primary business asset and also contain landmines of liability.  Known as the building blocks of value for all real estate, if leases are written poorly or administered without expertise, they can be the downfall of an otherwise sound real estate investment. This course is not to be missed for anyone who represents users or occupiers of space or owners as investors in real estate.  There’s no ...

Securities Offerings 2015: A Public Offering: How it is Done

Seminar  Seminar

Why Should You Attend This course will provide a solid understanding of the legal framework for securities offerings under the Securities Act of 1933. Topics covered include the basics, such as definitions and regulations of “offers” and “sales” of “securities” and the distinctions between public and private offerings, including the need to register public offerings (and how that is done) and basic exemptions ...

Ethics in Social Media 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Ethics permeates all areas of today's legal practice.  Risks to attorneys have increased dramatically with fines, censure and disbarment.  With the proliferation of social media, what types of personal information are companies permitted to access without the consent of their employees or applicants?  How is privacy and security addressed?  What do Federal Regulations require (e.g. FFIEC Social Media Guidance)? ...

Fundamental Concepts in Drafting Contracts: What Most Attorneys Fail to Consider 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The reduction to writing of an agreed-upon understanding among parties can sometimes be viewed as a cursory step in formalizing a business relationship. Yet the manner in which concepts are expressed on a page is often as important as the concepts themselves. Solid contract-drafting skills are therefore essential tools to any professional who deals with transactions or business relationships. Unfortunately, although contract ...

Social Security Disability 2015: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice

Seminar  Seminar

Scholarships are available to attend this program.  Please click this  for information. Why You Should Attend After the Social Security Administration denies an initial disability claim, a claimant may find it confusing, difficult, and even overwhelming to appeal a denial. Many claimants cannot afford legal representation and must navigate the appeals process on their own. By attending this program, you will learn about Social ...

How To Read Financial Statements 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Financial statements provide information on the financial performance of companies and are the language of business.  Attorneys are often required to understand financial statements in order to provide solutions to their clients’ problems, including structuring financial transactions and litigating business disputes. At this practical half-day event, a distinguished panel of experts will provide a primer for understanding ...

Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2015

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Why You Should Attend Skilled litigators use depositions to gather information, learn about an adversary’s case, and get a close-up look at the performance of potential trial witnesses.  Our faculty of experienced litigators will share their diverse insights and provide practical advice to guide you through every facet of the deposition process and give you the fundamental skills you need when taking and defending depositions. This program ...

Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2015: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The number of accuracy-related penalties assessed against individual taxpayers increased from 58,366 in 2005 to 731,696 in 2013.  That is more than a 1,200% increase in less than a decade!  Are there more bad taxpayers?  Or, is the IRS just getting more aggressive about asserting penalties?  Regardless of the answer, responsible tax practitioners must understand what triggers a penalty assessment and how ...

Consumer Bankruptcy Cases 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Consumer bankruptcy lawyers are the solution for millions of individuals facing financial difficulties. This half-day program will provide legal and practical information for both experienced consumer bankruptcy lawyers and lawyers who do not regularly practice in this field, but are finding an increasing need to understand essential information in this area. The program will also feature an important review of recent cases, ...

New York CPLR 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Every year, the New York Courts interpret, and re-interpret, the important procedural rules that govern litigation in New York State.  Perhaps of pre-eminent importance is the ongoing development of the law with respect to the draconian statute of limitations.  The Courts lack the power to extend the applicable statute, or to exercise discretion to assist a tardy plaintiff for good cause shown, or in the interest of ...

Understanding Employment Law 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Whether you are new to the field, seeking a quick refresher, or if your law practice only touches upon employment law issues, this jam-packed employment law primer is designed for you. An expert faculty will lead you through the major regulations and case law governing the employer/employee relationship and offer practical pointers ranging from hiring to firing and everything in between. In addition, the program will address ...

Nuts & Bolts of State and Local Tax 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend State and local taxation has become increasingly important.  The state and local tax liabilities of many companies exceed their federal tax liabilities and state revenue departments have intensified their audit activities in a search for revenue. PLI is delighted to present this essential program in which leading state and local tax experts will describe basic principles of state and local taxation and explore cutting-edge ...

Ethics for the Negotiating Lawyer 2015

Seminar  Seminar

What you will learnEthics rules that govern behavior in negotiation, including: When is it permissible to communicate with adverse clients, directly or indirectly? What exposure does counsel have for participating in the negotiation and execution of contracts containing express or implied misrepresentations? Protecting sensitive information and responding to opponent’s probes for sensitive information Cross-border negotiation rules

Trial Evidence 2015: Advocacy, Analysis, Illustrations

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Trial Evidence features a unique blend of evidentiary doctrinal analysis and practical application.  You will learn about fundamental evidence law, as well as important recent trends and developments.   Program Format Numerous evidentiary issues will be illustrated by actual cases, movies, and novels.The program faculty is highly experienced and accomplished, including a professor of evidence, a litigator, and ...

How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2015

Seminar  Seminar

The IPO market is as hot as ever. Given the continued uptick in activity, this program is extremely timely.  In almost any market, however, understanding the IPO process is an essential skill for both legal and business advisors. Hear from an experienced faculty, including attorneys, an underwriter, and a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, who will analyze the nuts and bolts of an initial public ...

Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2015

Seminar  Seminar

What you will learn This concise program will deliver the latest case law and practical takeaways concerning legal ethics issues stemming from commercial litigation.  Our faculty of seasoned litigators, who collectively have represented a wide range of commercial legal matters and understand the ethical gray areas attorneys face in practice, will discuss clear pathways and some consensus thinking for some of these murky issues. A sample ...

27th Annual Elder Law Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The 27th Annual Elder Law Institute presents current legal topics important to your older clients, and your younger clients with aging parents. Many of the subjects covered this year focus on planning for incapacity, paying for health care and maintaining the legal autonomy and dignity of your aging clients.  The subject of elder law is a part of every practice – we cannot stop the aging process, nor the reality ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Jae  Kim

Jae Kim ~ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rambus Inc.

Lori A. Richards

Lori A. Richards ~ Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management Unit, JP Morgan & Co

Edwin E. Smith

Edwin E. Smith ~ Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP